October 2009 Blog Posts (146)


Non-Operator
Going Dizzy over Dressing (Salad that is)

Shopping in the grocery store, a while back, I noticed something, that I really had not noticed before: The many choices, brands, flavors and varieties of salad dressings.



I will admit, I am not a salad coinosseur, however, recently, I have begun to

check out salads and the dressing types. So many choices, and I was going dizzy, trying to remember them all.



Kraft has several varietes, Hidden Valley, Brianna, Best Choice and on and on.



What are the… Continue

Added by Keith Bernhardt on October 2, 2009 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

15 Tips To Write MBA Dissertation

After the completion of my graduation degree, I eagerly took admission in MBA thinking that I would do it as I did my graduation. But it was quite wrong when I was assigned to write MBA dissertation. And I realized it that MBA dissertation was the last stumbling block in my way to get MBA degree. I started writing MBA dissertation because I was waiting to get closer and closer to get through MBA and start my professional… Continue

Added by Cliff Richard on October 2, 2009 at 5:43am — No Comments

DAWG Talk: No Originality

I’m an attentive guy, if I say so. I try to listen intently, and observe the details of any situation I’m in; whether it’s making a new introduction, conducting and interview or just following the progression of a ball game. I consciously key in on little things.

For me, the little things make the difference. That’s how I discern one product, service, or in the case of a ball game, play, from another. Quite honestly, it’s getting harder and… Continue

Added by David Rose on October 2, 2009 at 5:28am — 4 Comments


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A Modest Proposal: Death Panels For Restaurants

For the past two columns, I’ve been writing on the value of the intangible assets -- brand, reputation, consumer loyalty, management strength, and more -- which many restaurants and restaurant companies enjoy. We’ll be back to that topic next time, and begin focusing on the future of those intangibles, and how they can actually be managed. For this week, however, I’ve decided to digress. With apologies to Jonathan Swift, here’s a pressing issue faced by our industry -- and a solution your… Continue

Added by Rod Guinn on October 2, 2009 at 3:00am — 7 Comments

Local chefs and farmers partner with Toyota

Baltimore’s leading chefs will be giving free cooking demonstrations Sunday, October 4, at the Baltimore Farmers Market and Bazaar located underneath the Jones Falls Expressway at Holiday and Saratoga Street. The chefs will be partnered with local farmers sharing the beauty and wisdom of buying fresh, buying local. Starting at 8:00 a.m. through noon there will be staggered cooking demonstrations and recipe samplings from 12 of the cities leading chefs. Come meet and greet your farmers and chefs… Continue

Added by Dara Bunjon on October 1, 2009 at 6:45pm — 1 Comment

A Sea Bass Journey in Social Media: Purveyors

Cross-posted on Chalkboarder.com.



Could a Full-Line Distributor Use Social Media to Drive Restaurant Sales?





Imagine for a few moments a scenario that might happen in the next few months – the journey of a Chilean Sea Bass through social media. Before I get to that, I want to ask how full-line distributors, such as PFG,… Continue

Added by Jeffrey J Kingman on October 1, 2009 at 3:38pm — 4 Comments

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